Supportive Solutions To Restore Regional Weaving Practices

Dianoshiya Dorothy Clement Friday, 1 January 2021

Weaver and designer Dianoshiya Dorothy Clement joins us to introduce her work with artisans in the Chennimalai province of the Tamil Nadu region of India. With the population of weavers decreasing due to lack of demand and increase in faster textile production elsewhere, there needs to be sympathetic solutions that will provide the craftspeople with both income and creativity to restore the pride in this profession.

This is a beautiful explanation of how to work supportively with an artisan community, along with insight into the affects of declining production on poverty levels. The lesson also includes a film from Dianoshiya that gives you a real look at what handloom weavers do. 

In this video you'll learn:

  • About the weaving communities of Southern India and the negative social issues caused by the increase in mechanised textile production
  • What impact industrialisation has on different textile products based on their designs
  • How Dianoshiya used her graduate collection to raise awareness of the weaving communities and to support their practice
  • How Dianoshiya embedded the UN's Sustainable Development Goals into her collection and business

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